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Congress sends child nutrition bill to Obama
AP: More children will eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.
The $4.5 billion bill approved by the House 264-157 would also try to cut down on greasy foods and extra calories by giving the government power to decide what kinds of foods may be sold in vending machines and lunch lines….
The first lady said in a statement after the vote that she was “thrilled” about House passage. She called the bill “a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation that will significantly improve the quality of meals that children receive at school.”
The Senate passed the legislation in August. Republicans attempted to send the bill back to the Senate on Wednesday — instead of straight to President Barack Obama — by using a procedural maneuver to try and amend it with language that would require background checks for child care workers.
Democrats said the amendment was an attempt to kill the bill in the last few weeks of the congressional session because there would be no time for the Senate to pass it again and send it back to the House. They avoided the Senate detour and gave members of their party political cover by passing the background checks in a separate bill Thursday.
Thank you for the GREAT news Donna
First Lady Michelle Obama at Riverside Elementary School in Miami, Florida, November 22. The First Lady was helping launch a new initiative to make fresh salads and salad bars available during lunch break to schools around the country
President Barack Obama and Senator Patty Murray stop at a donut shop in Seattle, October 21
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the National Restaurant Association’s fall board meeting in Washington on September 13, 2010. Obama called upon restaurant leaders to provide more healthier menu options for children.
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President Barack Obama gestures for the crowd to keep quiet about his visit to the O&H Danish Bakery to buy kringle pastries so that First Lady Michelle Obama wouldn’t find out (during a town hall event on the economy at Racine Memorial Hall in Racine, Wisconsin, June 30, 2010)